More Financial Support for East Suffolk Businesses Announced

The hospitality, tourism and retail sector, so hard hit by restrictions during the pandemic, has been given a double boost in Suffolk with the announcement of more financial help from both East Suffolk Council and the Chancellor’s Budget. East Suffolk Council has launched a new £2 million Hospitality Payment scheme which will see a one-off grant of £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of … Continue reading More Financial Support for East Suffolk Businesses Announced

More Council Grants Available For Covid Impacted Businesses

Subsequent to  the Chancellor’s announcement at the start of this latest lockdown, a new one-off grant is now available to businesses that have been asked to close in line with the new national restrictions which came into place on 5 January 2021. East Suffolk Council is now processing the payment of grants for local businesses provided by the Government  with  one-off top ups of £4,000 … Continue reading More Council Grants Available For Covid Impacted Businesses

More Small Business Funding Now Available From East Suffolk Council

East Suffolk Council is now open for applications from small business owners to the Additional Restrictions Grant and the Local Restrictions Support Grant to support local businesses, with funding provided by the Government in a response to the latest  nationwide restrictions. The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)  is for businesses forced to close during the latest lockdown. The Additional Restrictions Grant  is extra funding made … Continue reading More Small Business Funding Now Available From East Suffolk Council

New Funding Stream Launched For Local Organisations On Felixstowe Peninsula

It was this time last year that leaders of community organisations in Suffolk were asked to attend consultation meetings about East Suffolk Council’s new Community Partnerships idea.   What more layers of local government I hear you cry?   Well – yes – but this proposal stemmed from two issues. The first was that during the consultation on forming the new East Suffolk Council (ESC) … Continue reading New Funding Stream Launched For Local Organisations On Felixstowe Peninsula

East Suffolk Council Releases More Funding For Community Groups

Are you a voluntary or social enterprise organisation on the front line of supporting your community? Do you need more funding to keep your work going – or to restart after the effects of covid on your staffing or role in the community? Or have you got a brilliant idea that you would you like to start up to support your community in these difficult … Continue reading East Suffolk Council Releases More Funding For Community Groups

Last Chance For Small Businesses To Apply For Council Grants Scheme

Do you run a small business? Did you struggle to get funding in the first round of council business grants? Maybe you are a newish business or were not on the rates list. Maybe you did not qualify against the government’s original criteria. If this is the case – you may still be able to apply for the ESC’s Discretionary Business Grant Scheme  – but … Continue reading Last Chance For Small Businesses To Apply For Council Grants Scheme

Lowestoft Awarded £43 Million – But Will It Make Any Difference?

Editors Saturday Comment So on top of a substantial award of three quarters of a million pounds in Government funding to invest in capital projects in Lowestoft including regenerating the South Beach area, plans to build a £70 million third bridge, and funding previously awarded to regenerate the High Street, East Suffolk Council is now celebrating an incredible award of over £43 million by the … Continue reading Lowestoft Awarded £43 Million – But Will It Make Any Difference?

Superstar Ed Sheeran’s Stunning Suffolk Day Gift To County

On Suffolk Day this year, the County has received an incredible helping hand from its most famous son, singing superstar Ed Sheeran, who has made a ‘founding gift’ to launch Suffolk Community Foundation’s 2M ‘Rebuilding Local Lives Appeal’. SCF’s new appeal, launched today, see’s BBC Radio Suffolk adding their support to The Suffolk Coronavirus Community partnership in Suffolk which already includes the National Emergencies Trust … Continue reading Superstar Ed Sheeran’s Stunning Suffolk Day Gift To County

Apply Now! – New Funding Available for Small Businesses

Are you a business owner? Are you struggling because you didn’t fulfil the criteria for the first round of grant funding from East Suffolk Council ? Maybe you didn’t fall in the category of Retail, Hospitality or Leisure. Maybe you don’t have a fixed premises – like a market trader or mobile van. Maybe you are letting a space in a larger building . Or … Continue reading Apply Now! – New Funding Available for Small Businesses

Grants For All – Funder’s Response To Corona Crisis

The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on society and businesses as well as individuals at the moment is incalculable. But there is help out there. Many charities and funders have put all their current reserves into supporting the community or individuals in crisis.  And although there is a raft of targeted funding for the vulnerable and elderly – there is also many other measures in … Continue reading Grants For All – Funder’s Response To Corona Crisis